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Thomson acquires Prous Science

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Thomson has acquired Prous Science. Prous Science’s information solutions help knowledge-based drug discovery and development. The Prous Science Integrity portal is said to provide access to more than 265,000 compounds with demonstrated biological activity and close to 100,000 patent family records.

‘Prous Science has built a strong global brand on its flagship solutions which have been built by scientists for scientists,’ said Vin Caraher, President and CEO, Thomson Scientific. ‘This acquisition really complements our Pharma & Biotechnology workflow solution offerings.’

The company’s headquarters will remain in Barcelona, Spain. The company’s more than 180 employees will become part of the Pharmaceutical/Chemical business unit within Thomson Scientific.